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University of Louisville

Department of Urban and Public Affairs

Louisville, KY

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Overview

University of Louisville / Department of Urban and Public Affairs is located in Louisville, KY, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Non-profit management
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Public policy and administration
Master of Public Administration (MPA) Public administration Human resources management
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Urban and public affairs Urban planning and development
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Urban and public affairs Urban policy and administration
Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Urban planning Housing and community development
Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Urban planning Administration of planning organizations
Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Urban planning Spatial analysis
Master of Urban Planning (MUP) Urban planning Land use and environmental planning

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 20
Doctoral Degrees 2
Other Advanced Degrees 3

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? Yes
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Internship
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

47
Applied
33
Accepted
22
Enrolled
70%

Applying

65
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Master's degree in appropriate field

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 79

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards February 1
Types of financial support available Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

70
Total Graduate Students
5%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.71%
Black or African American 8.57%
White or Caucasian 70%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 1.43%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 8.57%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (48%)
Female (51%)

Faculty

16
Total faculty
Full-time - 12
Part-time - 4
Male (10)
Female (6)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Urban theory, sustainability, public administration, urban planning, urban management
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
240,308

Location & Contact

Address 426 West Bloom Street
Louisville, KY  40208
United States
Contact Dr. David Simpson
Chair
Email: dave.simpson@louisville.edu
Phone: 502-852-8019
Fax: 502-852-4558

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